Development and Initial Validation of a Life Event Scale for Students

Wolfgang Linden


The present study represents a readaptation of the Social Readjustment Rating
Scale for college and university students. Student-typical items were empirically
derived and normative data on each item were collected from a sample of 176
students. An initial attempt to validate this new scale indicated significantly higher
frequencies of medical illness, seeking of psychological help, and academic failures
in individuals with above average life change.

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